Up until this last week when a woman was stabbed to death at a Bay Area BART station, the main complaint about BART had been robberies and assaults.
In the first 6 months of this year, assaults are up 28 percent and now, yet another lawsuit has been filed stemming from an attack last year.
Just after Thanksgiving last year, 61-year-old Dave Sibia was riding BART from Fremont to El Cerrito.
As the train pulled into the Fruitvale BART station, he was attacked.
The suspect did not get his phone, but Sibia was left with an injured wrist and neck, injuries he says that prevents him from doing his job, driving an Uber.
Now, he’s suing BART for negligence.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of suits filed against the transit agency by people either attacked or robbed or both.
BART says it has increased police presence, it’s using surveillance from more than 4,000 working cameras to solve crime and make arrests, and it’s hired 27 new police officers, reducing open positions to 25.